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Summer Cottage on Clean Sheepscot Lake

Palermo, ME, USA
  • Cottage1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

The Perfect Maine Lake Experience

'Eight Is Enough' can accommodate couples, or families with children. Stay a week, or rent the month or longer if you are a 'snow bird' summering in Maine. During the day, kayak, swim, fish, or just sit on the dock. At night, listen to the loons, peepers and crickets. Dirt roads provide great morning walks or bike rides. Fill your fridge with groceries from notorious Tobey's Market, just 5 miles away.


Keith and Heather Gleason

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018


    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5


          • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, shower, Sheepscot Lake is so clean the shower draws from the lake!
          • Bathroom 2

            Location Type

              • Lakefront
                50 ft of lake frontage....easy access for kayaks, canoes, and swimming.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Board Games
                                      • Television
                                        DVD player within the TV
                                      • Toys
                                        Some water toys for tots
                                      • Video Library
                                        Assorted DVD's available, plus Tobey's Market sells DVD's


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            4 kayaks and a canoe
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                  • churches
                                                  • duty free shops
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • groceries
                                                          • laundromat

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                16 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                An at-home feel camp with endless opportunities for memories.

                                                                Amanda S.

                                                                I knew it was going to be a great stay when I turned down the road and my child said "Mama... I'm getting really excited!" And covered her mouth, let out a shriek, and eyes sparkled.

                                                                We will remember our stay at Eight is Enough for the rest of our lives. It is where our 2.5 year old first rode in a canoe, singing "row, row, row, your boat...". It is where she caught her first fish (and was so concerned it was out of the water). It is where she and I shared a first- kayaks!

                                                                Our family of three enjoyed every moment possible. Keith and Heather have the camp neat, tidy, clean, and set up kid friendly (step stools and gates included!).

                                                                We are Maine locals, who coincidently live on a lake road, and hope to make this a summer occurrence. There is nothing like saying "good morning" and "good night" to a lake.

                                                                A couple of side notes: 1- The lakefront is rock, not sand, so leave the sand toys at home! It made me extremely nervous upon arrival but our toddler did fine! 2- Don't just bring one size sheets. You may find you like firmness of a different bed (so! Many choices!)!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Maine, lake and summer rarely disappoint. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

                                                                Lovely place, second year renting

                                                                Ellen G.

                                                                Really lovely place with a responsive and communicative owner. Southern exposure makes for a good long day on the water. My second year renting this same place with my kids - and nice personal watercraft for us to use to explore the lake and catch some fish. You won't be disappointed!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Ellen and kids! We will be ready for you Summer #3.

                                                                Unplug from it all and Plug into what matters most.

                                                                Heidi L.

                                                                We live busy lives. Our kids range from 9 to 23. Finding something to suit all of us was going to be a challenge. We wanted a vacation to unplug from schedules, work and wifi! To take in time with family, friends and the beautiful outdoors. No traffic, No internet, No beaches, No crowds! That's exactly what we got. The sun shined upon us on the dock every day. The loons called out and the refreshing lake was inviting. The swimming, fishing, boating, fires with s'mores. I could go on. But most importantly we got to plug in to what matters. Family time. In an environment that made it easy to do. It was a prescription that was filled, so to say. Thank you Maine! Thank you to the Cottage Eight is Enough on Sheepscot that provided EXACTLY what our family needed.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for making memories at our lake and cottage!!! Come back soon!

                                                                Perfect Vacation Place

                                                                Sheepscot L.Palermo, Maine

                                                                "Eight is Enough" is the perfect vacation place. My family spent a week there in June. With the layout of the house, there was plenty of room to spread out and not feel cramped. Of course the lake and the dock were big hits. The kids loved fishing on the dock and my nephew loved kayaking. After leaving the hot and humid weather in NC, we spent a lot of time just chilling on the dock and enjoying the beautiful Maine weather. The location of the house was great for day trips. This was the first visit to Maine for us so it was wonderful to be able to explore several towns within a short driving distance.

                                                                The owner, Keith provided us with all the information we needed for check-in and was great to answer any questions. It was a great vacation week!

                                                                Louise G.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                More Memories Made at Eight Is Enough on Sheepscot Lake in Maine!

                                                                Perfect week on the lake with family

                                                                Ellen G.

                                                                A lovely and well appointed lake house, appointed with children in mind. Comfortable and just the right amount of rustic with creature comforts built in. Well maintained and clean. The owner is responsive, communicative, and friendly.

                                                                My favorite room is the screened-in porch. Perfect for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

                                                                Enough room for the kids, but privacy for everybody. Swim dock with slide was a hit - and not just for the kids! ;)

                                                                I've rented many cabins over the years, and this was my favorite.

                                                                Perfect in every way

                                                                Alexandra W.

                                                                A beautiful and spacious lake house located on the perfect lake for my family. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need. On our first day the boiler broke which was a bummer - but despite being on his own vacation with this family in NH, Keith responded to our call within hours and had a plumber over to fix it with in an hour. This was on a Sunday night too! So we were very grateful and impressed with his response.

                                                                If you plan to rent on Sheepscott and like the afternoon sun, I can't think of a better house. Just don't rent in early August as that is when we will be renting every year!! :-)


                                                                Palermo, ME, USA

                                                                Tobey's Market less than 5 miles away Picturesque Belfast and Camden Villages less than 40 min away. Portland's Old Port and Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park less than 2 hours away.


                                                                16 Reviews
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